Pediatric Center for Excellence receives grant from Dominican

SANTA CRUZ – Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC), a leading nonprofit provider of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health services, recently received a $125,000 grant from Dignity Health Dominican Hospital for its Pediatric Center for Excellence. The funds support the hiring of a new pediatric nurse to serve as a Healthy Steps specialist. Healthy Steps is an evidence-based model to improve care and outcomes for birth-to-3-year-old children.

The Pediatric Center for Excellence is part of a comprehensive system of care to improve the lives of the more than 4,000 children served by SCCHC. Currently, 95 percent of the families served live at or below the poverty level and more than 180 of the children served are homeless. 

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